The Vinnies store in Forbes held a special ceremony last week. A plaque was mounted in the shop to acknowledge traditional custodians. “The ceremony was an opportunity to share with each other, to recognise the injustices towards our Aboriginal community, and to learn and walk forward together in hope,” said Elizabeth Young, pastoral worker. “We were inspired by the new Reconciliation Action Plan for the St Vincent de Paul Society in NSW with the aim to create a culturally safe and friendly environment where First Nations Peoples are welcomed, respected and employed.
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